Technical and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) and the All
Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) have agreed to form a
‘Textile Sector Council’ to ensure better coordination. This
agreement will facilitate both organizations to meet the
opportunities that would arise in the textile sector in near
The exports of ready-made garments during the first four months
of current financial year grew by 12% as compared to the exports
of the corresponding period of last year.
Exports of raw cotton form the country during the first quarter
of the current financial year increased by 53.65% as compared to
the exports of the corresponding period of last year.
cotton crop in Pakistan suffers major loses due to climate
change and its production is reduced by 21 percent to 6.097
million bales as compared to 7.706m bales produced in the same
period last year.
The Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FCCI) Senior Vice
President (SVP) Zafar Iqbal Sarwar has proposed new textile
policy for 2019-24 to make Pakistan world market leader in
The All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) will
collaborate with the European Union (EU) to ensure
sustainability and growth of the textile industry in the
country, said APTMA Punjab Chairman Adil Bashir.
The Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Pakistan and China has
dented India's cotton yarn exports after Indian cotton exports
declined by a massive 38.8 percent during the first six months
of the current fiscal year that ended in September 2019.
In a media briefing Abdul Razak Dawood said that Chinese
companies have started locating business centers in different
parts of Pakistan. They had started construction work in Lahore
and Faisalabad to explore business in textile sectors.
Textile businessmen in Pakistan recently urged restoration of
the zero-rating facility for the sector if billions of rupees in
sales tax refunds cannot be released.
During a meeting at the FCCI, Miss Alicia, Dean marketing
consultant of Austin USA said Pakistan should exploit its
expertise in the textile sector to get a share from the textile
market of Texas.
PTMA has lauded the government for releasing Rs17.6 billion in
various drawback schemes pertaining to the textile value chain.
The members also paid a special tribute to the efforts of the
Commerce Division secretary, who expedited the refund claims.
The value-added textile sector has opposed the merger of
commerce and textile divisions citing that it will affect the
overall performance of the sector.